“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” - Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
- Off-line support to encourage innovation and creativity, through an external sounding board able to challenge assumptions
- Working beyond professional/organisational boundaries, to develop wider understanding and recognise the ‘bigger picture’
- Development of leadership skills for inevitable ongoing changes: ‘time out’ to reflect on own and others’ learning and leadership approaches
- Feedback, challenge and support from an impartial person, able to ask powerful questions and unlock potential
Mentors on the NHS London register, ConneX have all completed an accredited mentor skills programme and undertake regular supervision and development of their skills. MentorNet provides a confidential service to match mentees with appropriate mentors, as well as an online facility to manage mentoring relationships.